Football: ATK Mohun Bagan issues apology after official’s AFC Cup remarks draws ire

Fans were insulted when in a meeting to an online media channel, Utsav Parekh, an individual from ATK Mohun Bagan’s directorate, said that Mohun Bagan would never have longed for playing in the AFC Cup between zonal semi-finals without the help of ATK.

Mohun Bagan and East Bengal. These are the two names which are inseparable from Kolkata just as Indian football. The competition between the two clubs is the stuff of legends, with stories of occurrences during matchdays ancient. Along these lines, when to play in the Indian Super League (ISL), Mohun Bagan needed to converge with the prior ISL establishment ATK in 2020, fans at first responded with wariness, thinking the personality of this once glad club was in risk. They were, nonetheless, to some degree conciliated after ATK Mohun Bagan declared that they will hold the notorious green and maroon tones just as Mohun Bagan’s logo.

The fans’ wrath was stirred up indeed when in a meeting to an online media channel, Utsav Parekh, an individual from ATK Mohun Bagan’s top managerial staff, said that Mohun Bagan would never have longed for playing in the AFC Cup between zonal semi-finals without the help of ATK. These remarks prompted such a reaction via online media that ATK Mohun Bagan on Thursday needed to apologize for the benefit of Parekh.

ATK are upgrading Mohun Bagan’s name. They never played in the AFC Cup all alone in light of the fact that they didn’t get the opportunity to do as such,” Parekh had said.

To control the circumstance, ATK Mohun Bagan tweeted: “We apologize for a remark made by one of our chiefs regarding ATK Mohun Bagan’s support in the AFC Cup. We have most extreme regard for the rich inheritance and legacy of Mohun Bagan and will keep on maintaining something similar.”

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